The Sumatran Orangutan is one of two species of Orangutans – only found on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia – they are much rarer than the Bornean Orangutan.
But, the relentless destruction of Sumatra’s rainforests has pushed the Sumatran Orangutan to the edge of extinction. With only around 14,600 remaining in the wild, the species is classified as Critically Endangered – inexorable victims of deforestation for farmlands, logging, mining, roads, international demand for palm oil and the short-sighted land-use policies in place.
The Leuser Ecosystem is the last stronghold of the species and the last place on Earth where elephants, rhinos, orangutans and tigers still co-exist in the wild. All four iconic species are now classified as Critically Endangered.
It is our mission to organise the safe and respectful encounter of people and nature with the hope that it will help to change behaviours and to open the eyes of our visitors on the reality of the jungle.